“Alpharetta Tech Talk,” Episode 6: Carmen Allen, Allen Solvision, Inc.
Carmen Allen helps Fortune 500 companies monetize and bring their internally developed innovations to market. This former IBM Research and Accenture executive joined “Alpharetta Tech Talk” to discuss this work and much more. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is hosted by John Ray and broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Carmen P. Allen, Allen Solvision, Inc.
Carmen P. Allen is founder of Allen Solvision, Inc. Her team is customer-focused and adept at business transformation, and product marketing and launch strategies. They work with senior leadership teams in Fortune 500 companies enabling organizations to achieve disruptive change and innovation. Solvision assists teams with re-thinking their product launch strategies, strategic alliances in the development of new markets and new business models. Clients are able to assess and beat their competition through accelerating change and establishing a culture of innovation.
Carmen also served as IBM Research Executive Director for six years until 2018, where she was an industry and go-to-market leader for a team of nearly 60 top research scientists. The scientists were inventing wireless, cognitive and AI innovations. Some became part of the IBM Watson portfolio of products. Her role was to assess the market for their innovations, and to assist them to find a route to market; enabling revenue growth for IBM either through the product portfolio or through the Global Services teams.
Carmen enjoys abstract oil painting as a hobby. She uses oil and mixed-media on round canvases. In addition, in 2020, Carmen plans to publish a book with a compilation of more than 200 folklore poems on 1950s Cuba, which were written in Spanish by her grandfather.
For more information, you can contact Carmen through LinkedIn.
“Alpharetta Tech Talk” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you.